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By: Shadybrook Estate Winery & Visit Napa Valley
Come experience Napa Valley from the original rancher’s perspective - riding through the vineyards on horseback! This 30-minute trail ride is a fantastic way to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Rapp Ranch Estate and the surrounding hills of Coombsville.
Unlike any experience offered in the valley, Shadybrook’s vineyard horseback ride coupled with their estate wine paired tasting, stand as a hallmark for any adventurers’ trip to Napa Valley. In recognition of this initiative, Shadybrook Estate received a 2018 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences.
After checking in on the tasting terrace, a host will escort you to the western barn where you will saddle up for a 30-minute ride through the vineyard. Upon return, you will stroll back to the terrace and be met with a refreshing well-earned glass of wine for you to enjoy while touring the crush pad, tank room, barrel room, bottling line and commercial kitchen.
Now fully oriented with the estate, you will find serenity sitting in our patio garden lounge overlooking the beautiful Rapp Ranch Vineyards and the surrounding Coombsville hills. Here you will be served a perfect pairing of estate wine with an assortment of cheese, charcuterie, spreads, fruit and nuts. Typically, a 2-hour experience, the tasting will be comprised of 4 wines from the Shadybrook Estate and Rapp Ranch labels.
The cornerstone of the Shadybrook Estate wine producing philosophy is grounded in the vineyard. Found in Coombsville Napa Valley, their vineyards are blessed with diverse soil compositions, depths and sun exposures ensuring that each harvest yields a dynamic range of flavors, aromas, and textures. Hand held from the vineyard to the bottle, their wine-making team practices small-lot fermentation methods guaranteeing highly-crafted wines that deliver a balance of robust elegance.
Whether travelling to Napa for it's wonderful wine or it's picturesque vistas, Shadybrook Estate Winery at Rapp Ranch offers a truly unique experience that hearkens back to the Valley's original ranchers.
Learn more: https://www.shadybrookestate.com/